Create Your Style with Swarovski Elements Magazine: review and giveaway – CLOSED

Create Your Style with Swarovski Elements Magazine: review and giveaway – CLOSED

About a month ago, I was contacted by Swarovski to check out their magazine: Create Your Style, Issue Sound. The magazine is of course about the famous Swarovski crystals, but that is not all. As the name of the magazine suggests, the magazine offers a lot of inspirations and how-to to create your own style…

Taffy blouse and Meringue Skirt

Taffy blouse and Meringue Skirt

  Here’s a couple of projects that I made from Colette Sewing Handbook. I really love this book! I just can’t stop reading it cover to cover. The book has five patterns for size 0-18 in it, but this is not just a pattern book. It covers all the basic knowledge about garment construction with clear…

The Burdastyle Sewing Handbook!

The Burdastyle Sewing Handbook!

It finally arrived! It has been more than a year since I sent the blouse variations that I made for the book, and it is kind of strange to finally see it worn by a model in this  beautiful pattern book. I’m so excited!

Sewing for Boys blog tour and giveaway!

Sewing for Boys blog tour and giveaway!

Everybody know how hard it is to find nice clothes for boys. Now you think that you can always make them yourself, but where’s the sewing patterns?! It seems that nice sewing pattern for boys are even harder to find. So I was very excited when I heard about Sewing for Boys by Shelly Figueroa and Karen LePage from Patterns by…

DIY couture book

DIY couture book

The first time I heard about London-based DIY couture by Rosie Martin was in this etsy’s Storque post where she shared her well-written tutorial on making a simple gathered skirt with clear illustrations and step-by-step photos. So I was very surprised when Rosie contacted me one day and offered me one of her books. I chose…

Searching for Meaning in a Throwaway World

Searching for Meaning in a Throwaway World

Mark Frauenfelder, the founder of BoingBoing.net and the editor in chief of Make magazine has just launched a new book yesterday: ‘Made by Hand: Searching for Meaning in a Throwaway World‘. I had the chance to read an uncorrected proof before it was launched and it was quite an enjoyable experience. This is not the…